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31 March 2010

FDR1A "opened last night determined to drink one glass; a damn-near full bottle disappeared!" - Campbell Mattinson

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Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2006 [Barossa]

 

Rated: 93+ points - "Yalumba's Fine Dry Red 1A spends 13 months in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels - coopered on site at Yalumba. And while it has no bearing on the wine inside the bottle - the packaging of this wine, and of the Yalumba range in general, is as good as it gets these days. Give it 45 minutes in a decanter and from there it drinks beautifully. I opened this last night determined to only drink one glass; a damn-near full bottle disappeared! It tastes of blackcurrant, leather, eucalypt and cedarwood, though its briary edges are clear signs of cabernet's wonderful influence.

Lovely smoothness. Lovely flavour. Not in any way overdone. Tip top."

Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, March 2010

 

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